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Immigrant Action Announces Another 43 Endorsements for General Election
Endorsement List Includes 21 Congressional Endorsements

New York, NY — Today, Immigrant Action (New York State Immigrant Action Fund), one of the largest 501(c)(4) immigrant rights groups in the country, announced the endorsement of 43 candidates, including 22 candidates for the NYS Legislature and 21 for the U.S. Congress. These candidates join the 40 candidates Immigrant Action previously endorsed for the State Legislature and as a total represent the state's ethnic and racial diversity.

Steve Choi, Executive Director of Immigrant Action, commented, “Immigrant Action exists to make sure immigrants and their families have a seat at the table when it comes to policy making on the local and national level. One part of that vision is helping to elect candidates to public office who share our vision of a New York, and country, that is responsive to immigrant communities' needs and reflective of their diversity. That is why we are so proud to announce this broad slate of endorsements for 62 candidates for the state Legislature and 21 candidates for the U.S. Congress."

“Immigrant Action understands the power of the New York State Legislature and the U.S. Congress to make decisions that directly impact the lives of immigrant New Yorkers. On issues like drivers licenses for all New Yorkers, health coverage for all immigrants and adult education and literacy, these candidates, if elected, will be critical voices for pushing an immigrant rights agenda forward in Albany and Washington D.C.”

The endorsement from Immigrant Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that promotes the rights and socio-economic well-being of immigrants and refugees across New York State, follows their earlier announcement of support for Hillary Clinton ahead of the April Presidential primary election, which spurred the candidate to promise the creation of a national Office of New Americans.

Immigrant Action endorses the following candidates for the State Senate:

District 3 (Nassau): John De Vito Jr

District 4 (Suffolk): Phillip Boyle

District 15 (Brooklyn): Joseph Addabbo

District 19 (Brooklyn): Roxanne J. Persaud

District 24 (Staten Island): Andrew Lanza

District 28 (Manhattan): Liz Krueger

District 30 (Manhattan): Bill Perkins

District 33 (Bronx): Gustavo Rivera

District 37 (Westchester): George Latimer

District 38 (Hudson Valley): David Carlucci

District 40 (Westchester): Alison Boak

District 41 (Hudson Valley): Terry Gipson

District 44 (Albany): Neil Breslin

Immigrant Action endorses the following candidates for the State Assembly:

District 20 (Nassau): Anthony P. Eramo

District 29 (Queens): Alicia L. Hyndman

District 39 (Queens): Francisco Moya

District 52 (Brooklyn): Joann Simon

District 55 (Brooklyn): Latrice M. Walker

District 65 (Manhattan): Yuh-Line Niou

District 66 (Manhattan): Deborah J. Glick

District 72 (Manhattan): Carmen Del La Rosa

District 119 (Utica): Anthony Brindisi

Immigrant Action endorses the following candidates for the U.S. Congress:

U.S. Senate: Chuck Schumer

District 3: Tom Suozzi

District 4: Kathleen Rice

District 5: Gregory Meeks

District 6: Grace Meng

District 7: Nydia Velazquez

District 8: Hakeem Jeffries

District 9: Yvette Clark

District 10: Jerrold Nadler

District 12: Carolyn Maloney

District 13: Adriano Espaillat

District 14: Joseph Crowley

District 15: Jose Serrano

District 17: Nita Lowey

District 18: Sean Maloney

District 19: Zephyr Teachout

District 20: Paul Tonko

District 22: Kim Myers

District 25: Louise Slaughter

District 26: Brian Higgins

District 27: Diana Kastenbaum

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